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It’s good for you — and it’s not just for pancakesFresh maple syrup:

April 1, 2015 Every year in mid- to late-winter, maple syrup producers across the region set out to tap their maple tree. more »»

An opportunity to visit a North Country sugar house (or two)

March 18, 2015 Northern New Yorkers are a hardy lot, but the relentless subzero cold that has been upon us for the past few months has put the resolve of even some of the most winter-loving people I know to the... more »»

Tapping — it’s not just for maples anymore

March 4, 2015 Making pure, rich, delicious maple syrup is a North Country tradition. It’s an important cottage industry and an increasingly important part of the region’s economy. more »»

Divesting from fossil fuels

February 18, 2015 It’s official — 2014 was the hottest year on record. more »»

Drones emerging as a tool for agriculture

February 4, 2015 Problems that go unnoticed or uncared for during the growing season can reduce livestock feed yields and/or revenue from the sale of cash crop. more »»

Helping deer survive the winter

January 21, 2015 Concerns about the ability of deer to survive the winter without supplemental feed are common this time of year. more »»

Snowshoeing — a great way to get into winter

December 24, 2014 Winter tends to stop us… well, cold. And even though I sometimes feel pretty much like I want to hibernate throughout the entire month of January, avoiding winter just isn’t an option. more »»

Global warming, human activity affect reindeer populations

December 10, 2014 What would Christmas be without reindeer? After all, every Christmas Eve, a team of reindeer pulls Santa Claus and his sleigh full of presents around the world in a single night while millions of... more »»

Conserving energy is easy, can save money

November 26, 2014 As we enter the winter of 2014-15, oil prices are declining. While this may be encouraging, it is far from relief for poor and middle class individuals and families trying to make ends meet. more »»

Talking turkey, Thanksgiving, and the American Way

November 12, 2014 We’re a turkey-loving nation. more »»

It’s garlic planting time

October 1, 2014 Garlic is delicious. And so versatile! You can use it chopped, sliced, sautéed, minced, or roasted whole. You can put it in sauces, soups, side dishes, and main dishes. more »»

Private forest management field program

September 17, 2014 Our forests are sources of clean air and water, wildlife habitat, scenic landscapes, and wood products. more »»

Certified chainsaw safety training offered

September 3, 2014 Chainsaws certainly are remarkable tools. Once used only by professional lumberjacks, they are widely used today by landowners, farmers; even homeowners. more »»

4-H: a positive educational experience

August 6, 2014 August already! And the 2014 Franklin County Fair is in full swing. This year, as always, there’s a midway full of rides and games. more »»

Bee balm, a beautiful garden herb

July 23, 2014 Earlier this season, when my granddaughter asked me what my favorite garden flower was, I had to stop and think about it for a few seconds before telling her that my favorite is probably red bee balm. more »»

Trickle irrigation is often best

July 9, 2014 Obviously, plants will not survive without water. But, there’s a lot more to it than that. Without the proper amount of water, they will not thrive. more »»

The National Climate Assessment — What does it mean for the North Country?

June 25, 2014 The 800-page 2014 National Climate Assessment, which involved more than 300 scientists, engineers and technical experts, was released last month, confirming that climate change is an existing threa. more »»

Be a locavore — support local farmers markets

June 11, 2014 The term “local food” is certainly not an unfamiliar one. I hear a lot of talk these days about eating locally. more »»



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